Holloman Getting Second Opinion On Neck Injury


IRVING, Texas - Neck injuries are always a serious matter for any player, but two neck injuries in less than a year is even more cause for concern. And that's linebacker DeVonte Holloman made a quick trip to San Antonio on Tuesday for a second opinion on a neck issue he suffered in Saturday's preseason game with the Ravens.

Holloman was evaluated by the Cowboys' medical team on Monday, but the second-year linebacker is seeking further examination.


During Tuesday's press conference at Valley Ranch, head coach Jason Garrett chose not to reveal the initial results of Holloman's evaluation Monday.

Last year, Holloman played the first six games of the regular season before a neck injury sidelined him for seven straight games. The Cowboys liked what they saw in the rookie enough to keep him on the 53-man roster with hopes he would contribute down the stretch.

He played the final three games of the season, including two starts at middle linebacker for Sean Lee. Holloman had 11 tackles and two sacks in the season finale against the Eagles.

This year, he hasn't moved to the middle despite Lee's torn ACL injury. Holloman played more on the weak-side with the second-team unit before his injury in the second half Saturday.

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